The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on August 4, 1997 · Page 11
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San Bernardino, California
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Monday, August 4, 1997
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INLAND EMPIRE The San Bernardino County Sun MONDAY, August 4, 1997 B3 More witnesses sought in drive I Detectives think the driver of a motor home may be able to provide clues in the toddler's death. By Stacy Spaulding Delay Sun Staff Writer Detectives are looking for the driver of a white motor home who may be able to describe the men who shot a 2-year-old as his family drove on a Hesperia street, sheriffs Sgt. Paul Cappi-telli said. Robert Xavier James was struck once in the head in an unprovoked attack by two men who would not let Robert's father, Travis James, pass their car. "We're hoping they got a better look at the suspects or the car," Cappitelli said. "We're anx- Chaplain: Continued from B1 with other counties, and they were very pleased with them." Harms, a Hesperia resident, was pastor at a San Bernardino church when he volunteered to work with the inmates in 1983. Six years later, he quit the church to be one of two full-time chaplains at Glen Helen, Central Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino and West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cuca-monga. "It's not just a job to me. It's a calling," he said. " I wouldn't have volunteered all those years if I didn't believe in it." Ninety percent of the inmates are in jail for offenses directly or indirectly related to drug habits, Harms said. Most of the inmates he counseled are struggling with their addiction or are distraught over broken marriages, pending court dates and especially for female inmates the loss of their children. He acknowledges that many cling to "jailhouse religion" because they are desperate and cut off from friends, drugs, alcohol and sex. W&OD'ItS are our specialty! Carpets Ceramic Tile Vinyls Window Coverings Wood Floors LWtmarnittmnmnMiiiiiMHiii KENASTON FLOORING mClUA Z75 E. Mill Street -3470 . 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("Aetna Health Plans is a Medicare contractor. A sales representative will be present at the meeting with information and applications. 'Pending HCFA approval. ious to talk to the occupants to see what they might have seen." The motor home was either forced off of Main Street or pulled to the Robert shoulder just before 9 p.m. Friday. The description of the motor home came from another witness interviewed by investigators, Cappitelli said. Robert was sitting in a car seat Friday in the back of his Ministry comes to end Tor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.' Romans 3:23 The re-admission statistics indicate that many religious inmates drop the Bible teachings at the prison gate when they leave. Some have never had any religious teaching until they get to jail. Yet there are successes. One inmate Harms helped got a degree in electronics from DeVry Institute after his release. He is working for an aeronautics company, which is paying his tuition toward a degree in electrical engineering. Another inmate owns his own company and is a respected member of his local chamber of commerce, Harms said. Harms treats all inmates with the same respect despite the degree of their sincerity, he said. Also, he chooses not to know The Best Work Goes Unnoticed $4 98 par graft mm mlmimHam Highest quality, integrity Virtually undetectable results Fewer sessions Remarkably low fees PETERSON fMEDICAL fejM INSTITUTE A MRDICAL COItl'ORATION Bevetly HtHstHamond BarNewport Beach Sell your car. . .3 lines, 4 days, just Call 888-3252 Now! San Bernardino County's Classifieds caii 1-800-366-4355 today for more information ; and your free guide to Medicare. For tips Call (909) 387-3589 or the sheriff's 24-hour dispatch center at (760) 245-4211. Anonymous tips will be taken through WE TIP at (800) 78-CRIME. parents' car with his 6-year-old sister. His mother, Wendy Whitte, sat in the front seat as his father drove. The family was heading west to gather belongings from an apartment where they'd been evicted. their crimes because it could prejudice him. For instance, he might treat a child molester differently because he has children and grandchildren of his own, he said. "I don't concern myself with that," Harms said. "If I am faithful to do what God wants me to do, he will be faithful in doing what only he can do, and that is changing the individual's life." Harms has been a spiritual guide to many and the past two weeks have been difficult as they've said their good-byes. "God has a plan for us all, and that is why we are here: to get our heads together. And hopefully, when we get out, we will join a fellowship or church," said Tienstra, who was sitting at a picnic table following an hour-long Bible study with Harms. "I was touched by his ministry," said Los Angeles resident Louis White, 40, who is serving time for violating probation. He has been incarcerated before. "It helps me to believe in God and Jesus Christ, and it helps me get my life together." Prayer is one of the few things that unites cell blocks, Ceballos said. "There is no color in Christ's eyes." 1 -800-642-9942 Board ctltflid physkkm Credit cards octptd 5 MhojtlM avoitabl Fr CwMwfoffoii $10! The Sun (flftiu Qliii? jliiffi oi Mfeb l - by shooting of child Travis James began to switch lanes when the suspect's car cut him off, alternately slowing down and speeding up and not allowing James to pass. Then, the passenger in the dark mid-1980s Cam a 10 leaned out the window and fired 13 shots into the car. Robert was the only one struck. There have been several phone calls to the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department about the shooting, Cappi-telli said. Investigators reinterviewed Travis James on Sunday, he said. Anyone who saw Friday's shooting is asked to call the hom Man wounded in drive HIGHLAND A man was shot in the leg Sunday night when a man in a car driving north on Rogers Lane fired five shots, sheriffs Sgt. Greg Benge said. To get away, the injured man jumped over a fence into the yard of Warm Springs Elementary School after the 7:30 p.m. shooting and stayed there until passersby helped him, Benge said. Investigators still were trying to determine the motive behind the shooting, he said. No description of the man or the vehicle was available. Arson suspected in brush fires HESPERIA Authorities are searching for the person suspected of setting more than a dozen brush fires in a one-mile radius Saturday night near Arrowhead Lake Road and Welsh Lane. The first fire, called in at 11:30 p.m., burned about 50 acres. When fire crews arrived they discovered between 13 to 16 spot fires also burning, said Capt. Neal Williams of the California Department of Forestry and Fire. "We responded to the first fire and, when we arrived, we saw little glows on the hillside around us. As they continued working, they kept finding more," he said. Wis ad iecW ' vflp ofl - A A J f 11 I II II II II I H T"1 area $ 470 MUPT016'X7' INSTALLED With this ad (Windows Not Includtd) 922-1198 1-888-PRO-RISE Add windows 20 OFF (776-7473) FREE ESTIMATES 7 DAYS A WEEK! 'Package deals 10 YRS. EXPEDIENCE St Ilublu Kspunol Lie 715007 icide division at (909) 387-3589 or the sheriffs 24-hour dispatch center at (760) 245-4211. Anonymous tips will be taken through WE TIP at (800) 78-CRIME. Robert's family hopes to make funeral arrangements today, said Audrey Frazier of Moreno Valley, the boy's great-aunt. She said family members are flying into the area to be with the family and the boy's mother, who is devastated by the murder. "She's just not handling it at all," she said. "She slept with his clothes last night. Her little girl is doing pretty good, considering that it happened right in front of her." Crime and PUBLIC SAFETY About 170 fire personnel from the High Desert, Riverside County and San Bernardino National Forest helped control the fires. A helicopter from Los Angeles County also assisted CDF because San Bernardino County's helicopters are helping battle the fires in San Diego County, Williams said. High humidity helped temper the potential hazard as firefighters worked to keep the fires from igniting homes less than one-quarter mile away. The main fire burned about 50 acres and the spot fires burned about five acres combined, Williams said. Crews still were mopping up 12 hours after the initial call. Tips can be called in to CDF at (800) 472-2376. Inmate dies in Chino prison CHINO A 26-year-old state prison inmate was killed Sunday during a fight with another inmate, Deputy Coroner Gabriel Morales said. Daniel J. 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A jail officer would not say Sunday night if a murder charge would be filed against the other inmate. Traffic collision leaves 1 dead ONTARIO An Ontario man died early Sunday after his car crashed into a eucalyptus tree, authorities said. Jose Luis Chavarri-Benitez, 21, who worked at Norco Injection Molding in Chino, died at the scene, San Bernardino County Deputy Coroner Gabriel Morales said. Chavarri-Benitez was driving a blue 1978 Honda Accord on Ju-rupa Avenue, west of Turner Avenue, when he drifted off the road to the right. He went over a small dirt mound and smashed into a tree. Authorities had to extract his body from the mangled car using the jaws of life, Morales said. "There were no signs of swerving, no skid marks," Morales said. "Police were saying he probably fell asleep at the wheel." Morales said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was on his way to pick up his cousin from a dance. 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